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NanoMech’s GuardX™ Chosen as Finalist for 2015 R&D 100 Award


August 6, 2015
By Business Wire News

SPRINGDALE, Ark.

NanoMech, Inc. announced today that it has been named a finalist for the prestigious R&D 100 Award for its technology breakthrough, GuardX™. GuardX™ was selected by an independent judging panel out of thousands of entries in the Mechanical Devices/Materials category.

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Often referred to as the “Oscars of Invention,” the annual R&D 100 Awards celebrate the most significant technology inventions of the past year. The R&D Top 100 list was established in 1963 and over the past 53 years has recognized such revolutionary products as the flashcube (1965), the automated teller machine (1973), the halogen lamp (1974), the fax machine (1975), the liquid crystal display (1980), the Kodak Photo CD (1991), Taxol anticancer drug (1993), lab on a chip (1996), and HDTV (1998). More recent breakthroughs that have earned R&D 100 Awards include next-generation magnetic resonance imaging machines, laser-based metal-forming tools, NanoMech’s TuffTek® nanoengineered cutting tools and the building blocks for fusion experiments.

GuardX™ is a breakthrough nanoengineered multi-layer overlay encapsulation that tremendously enhances the functional life of a vast array of industrial components, operating in harsh conditions. These multifunctional coatings can provide many benefits including the best wear, corrosion resistance and operating temperature ranges in the industry, along with the easiest and most economical application.

“We are honored to be among the globally recognized technology leaders by R&D 100,” said Jim Phillips, Chairman & CEO of NanoMech. “Our GuardX™ technology will further revolutionize the automotive, trucking, aerospace, marine, construction, oil & gas, agricultural and military industries. GuardX™ will save organizations millions of dollars by reducing and/or eliminating wear, abrasion, corrosion, moisture resistance, thermal management and fireproofing. This recognition is a wonderful tribute to our scientists at NanoMech.”

The winners of the 2015 R&D 100 Awards will be announced at the annual gala to be held on Friday, November 13th. In addition, this year will also feature a two-day technical conference along with the Awards gala. With four high-powered, information-packed tracks, including R&D Strategies and Efficiencies, Emerging Technologies and Materials, Innovations in Robotics and Automation and Instrumentation and Monitoring, the 2015 R&D 100 Technical Conference will feature leaders of research and innovation from around the nation.

About the R&D 100 Awards

Widely recognized as the Oscars of Innovation, the R&D 100 Awards identify and celebrate the top technology products of the year. Past winners have included sophisticated testing equipment, innovative new materials, chemistry breakthroughs, biomedical products, consumer items, and high-energy physics. The R&D 100 Awards spans industry, academia, and government-sponsored research.

About R&D Magazine

Since its founding in 1959 as Industrial Research, R&D Magazine has served research scientists, engineers and technical staff at laboratories around the world, providing timely, informative news and useful technical articles that broaden readersknowledge of the research and development industry and improve the quality of their work. R&D Magazine is a publication of Advantage Business Media.

About NanoMech

Every day, NanoMech is shipping globally to Fortune 100 companies as well as to emerging companies who have chosen to innovate their way to the top by incorporating our material science and nanoengineered solutions into disruptive and far more competitive products. Overnight, NanoMech has brought revolutionary and transformative innovation to world leaders in aerospace manufacturing; energy manufacturing, exploration and service; automotive and trucking; Indy and NASCAR racing; agriculture and construction equipment manufacturers; refining and formulating lubrication manufacturers; textile manufacturers; and advanced military applications.

NanoMech invests in world class people, ideas and tools to increase competitiveness in the global marketplace. We bring ideas from innovation to implementation, introducing nanomanufactured products to target markets in record time. This has led to our development of The Best Grease in the World™, and The Best Cutting Tools in the World™. Nanomanufacturing is anticipated to be the fastest growing technological and commercial innovation in the 21st Century.

NanoMech is focused on patented platform nanomanufacturing technologies that offer a broad range of high value market opportunities. The operating vision of NanoMech is to be the Six Sigma world leader in material science based nanomanufacturing innovations with swift product development and an emphasis on platform technologies that are scalable for efficient mass production. See www.NanomechMovie.com.

NanoMech, Inc.
Faye Keller, 479-725-8003
Faye.Keller@nanomech.com